Action Items

State Elected Officials

Jay Rockefeller

Phone : 202.224.6472
Fax : 202.224.7665

Carte Goodwin

Phone : 202.224.3954
Fax : 202.228.0002

Nick Rahall

Phone : 202.225.3452
Fax : 202.225.9061

Monroe County Commission

Donnie Evans, Clerk for the County Commission
Attention : County Commissioners – Joyce Pritt, Shane Ashley, and Bill Miller
POB 350
Union, WV 24983

Department of Environmental Protection

James Martin, Chief / Gene Smith / Laura Adkins
Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Oil and Gas
601 57th Street
Charleston, WV 25304

Email for Mr. Gene Smith :

Phone : 304.926.0499
x1654 – Mr. Martin
x1652 – Mr. Smith
x1062 – Ms. Adkins

Natural Gas Drilling Tip Line

Source : EPA

EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region has a natural gas drilling tip line for reporting dumping and other illegal or suspicious hauling and/or disposal activities.

Tip line number (toll free) :
877.919.4372 (877.919.4EPA)

Tip email address :

Tip mailing address:
EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street (3CEOO)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

Provide EPA with Comments on Hydraulic Fracturing Study
Persons wishing to contribute comments to EPA regarding the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study may:

present oral comments at the informational meetings;
submit written comments at the informational meeting;
submit electronic comments to EPA at;


send written comments to the EPA at the following address: Jill Dean, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Mailcode 4606M, Washington, DC 20460.

Tell your Senators, Representatives to Support the FRAC Act
Senators Casey (D-PA) and Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives DeGette (D-CO), Polis (D-CO) and Hinchey (D-NY) have introduced twin bills in the Senate (S 1215) and House (HR 2766) to close the so-called “Halliburton” loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act that allows oil and gas drillers to inject hazardous materials — unchecked — directly into or adjacent to underground drinking water supplies.

The exemption is known as the “Halliburton loophole” because former Vice President Dick Cheney, ex-CEO of Halliburton, is associated with its creation. Halliburton developed hydraulic fracturing in the 1940s, and remains one of the three largest manufacturers of fracturing fluids.

Potential for drinking water contamination : Hydraulic fracturing injects fluids under extremely high pressure into an oil or gas well to crack open underground oil and gas formations. The fluids usually contain highly toxic chemicals, such as benzene, and hydraulic fracturing is suspected of contaminating drinking water across the country.

Earthworks : Ask your members of Congress to support this important legislation >>